With a strong and long-lasting fragrance, this Monkey-King Tie Guanyin smells fresh and tender. When you brew it, the smell of honey peach can be enjoyed. The degree of fermentation is 100 percent and the tea leaves turn soft. You had better drink it one hour after meals, for it is quite good for digestion.
Legend has it that the cliff is too abrupt for people to pick the Oolong tea leaves. Therefore, monkey is trained to climb the cliff and help tea farmers pick the Oolong tea leaves. Another saying goes that tea farmers need to tie a rope around the waist during the process of picking, just like a monkey. Hence obtains its name.
Where is this Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea produced
Anxi County lies in the middle by south of Fujian, at 24°51′ N - 25°26′ N, 117°34′E - 118°18′E. Its total area is 2983.1 square kilometers. The environment of Anxi is definitely suitable for planting tea trees. It locates in the subtropical humid climate zone, on the southeast side of Dai Yun Mountain. The average temperature here is about 16 to 20℃, while the annual precipitation is around 1600 mm to 1800 mm.
About The Tea Tree Specie
The tea trees of Tie Guan Yin are delicate, not easy to be grown well with a low output. Thus the tea trees are precious. For this Anxi Monkey King Tie Guan Yin, its tea tree is purebred and bush, has spreading branches sideling grown. The leaf sprout horizontally and slightly curls towards its back, with thick and bold blade. Leaf presents glossy and deep green color, while the bud is in purple red. Its appearance is like a peach, thus it is named as red heart crooked peach.
Why people named it Monkey picked or Ma Liu Mie?
Growing between the cliff and rock, Monkey Picked Tie Guanyin is a wild kind of Tie Guanyin. Legend has it that there is a kind of wild Oolong tea tree growing between the cliff and rock in ancient times so that tea farmers cannot pick the leaves in usual way. Therefore, people figure out to tie a rope around waist to climb the cliff for tea picking, just like a monkey. Hence obtains its name.
Another saying goes that the cliff is too abrupt for people to pick the Oolong tea leaves. Therefore, money is trained to climb the cliff and help tea farmers pick the Oolong tea leaves. People name it as Maliumie, referring to the kind of Oolong tea picked by monkey.
Maliumie(马骝搣), as the name of production:
“Maliu(马骝)” is the nickname of monkey used by people in Guangzhou, Guangxi and Hainan. “Mie(搣)” means picking. “Maliumie” refers that monkey king picks tea leaves. In addition to the meaning of Maliumie picked by monkey king, the name also indicates that it is a kind of precious tea.
Brief Health Info
Monkey-King Tie Guanyin contains lots of vitamins. Vitamin A can prevent from scurvy; Vitamin B can help digestion; Vitamin C can enhance immunity; Vitamin E can resist aging. As the saying goes that rarity enhances value, you will benefit a lot from drinking a cup of it every day.
The history of Taiwanese Oolong tea
In the year 1855, Linfengchi removed Oolong tea trees from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian province of China and traveled to DongDing, which is in Lugu, Taiwan. Once he arrived in Taiwan, he replanted the tea trees, beginning the history of the Dong Ding Oolong , one of Taiwan's most famous teas. During 1858, a British company at that time called Jardine Mantheson & Co. bought semi-finished Oolong tea from Taiwan, spreading it around the world.